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Stormwater Permits

Requirements related to water quality permitting for stormwater runoff from construction sites, industrial facilities, and publicly owned and operated storm sewers.

Under Which Stormwater Permit Are You Regulated?

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How to Check the Status of Your Permit

Water Quality General Permits Authorization and Application Query

HOTUPDATEEpisodic Waiver from Electronic Reporting in NetDMR from January 31, 2022 to April 1, 2022

UPDATE Please Note: Effective August 14, 2021, the MSGP requires permittees to submit all analytical results for determining compliance with effluent limitations and benchmark monitoring electronically using the online NetDMRExit the TCEQ reporting system. However, the NetDMR reporting system is not yet ready to accept data from MSGP permittees. Therefore, TCEQ is implementing an Episodic Waiver from electronic reporting in NetDMR for all MSGP permittees.

MSGP permittees must submit paper (DMRs) by mail to:

TCEQ (MC 213)
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

Paper DMRs must be submitted to TCEQ by March 31, 2022.

Reporting of analytical results for compliance with effluent limitations and benchmark monitoring for the 2022 calendar year MSGP monitoring periods will be required to be submitted electronically in the NetDMR reporting system by March 31, 2023. TCEQ anticipates that the NetDMR system will be available for these submittals as early as Summer 2022.

HOTConstruction General Permit (CGP) Amendment

TCEQ issued an amendment without renewal to the 2018 CGP to expand the applicability for non-exempt oil and gas construction activities in response to the recent transfer of state and federal regulatory authorityAdobe Acrobat PDF Document to TCEQ for discharges associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations, or transmission facilities. For more information, please visit the Construction General Permit webpage.

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HOTSand Mining Rulemaking

TCEQ has initiated rulemaking to include a new subchapter in 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 311 related to establishing best management practices for sand mining operations within the San Jacinto River Watershed. For more information about the rulemaking and stakeholder involvement please visit the Sand Mining Rulemaking webpage.

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Multi-Sector General Permit Renewal

The TCEQ has renewed the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP, TXR050000) for industrial facilities. The 2021 MSGPAdobe Acrobat PDF Document has been issued with an effective date of August 14, 2021.

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Resources for Small Businesses & Local Governments

Assistance Tools for Stormwater Permitting

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Stormwater Permit Fees

Submitting Stormwater General Permit Forms and Fees Electronically
Billing for water quality annual fees and agency contacts for more detailed questions.

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Delinquent Fees and Penalties Will Affect Processing Applications

If you owe at least $25 in delinquent penalties or fees the TCEQ may place your facility on Warrant Hold with the Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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